Dec 3, 2013 4:00am PST
law that forces amazon to collect sales tax from shoppers in the big apple. around the globe-- authorities are cracking down on counterfeit goods sold online. on the heels of cyber monday, 690 websites in the u.s. and overseas have been shutdown or redirected. authorities say scammers are taking advantage of the boom in online holiday shopping by selling fake merchandise. most sites that were shutdown sold items including headphones, sports jerseys, grooming products, shoes and electronics. the healthcare dot gov website has met the obama administration's self-imposed deadline for improvements -- that's latest word from the white house. kathleen sebellius, the secretary of health and human services, cautions users will still encounter problems during the next several months as repairs continue. by the numbers...the white house says the troubled site is now working 90% of the time --compared to 43% in october. 375-thousand people visited the site by noon monday. the president says the site it prepared to sign up 800,000 people per day. it can handle at 50,000 users at one time
Dec 2, 2013 4:00am PST
like taxes, regulations, healthcare costs rising, but they are focusing on how they can get business done. and how they can work with their suppliers underperforming. " franz adds that high manufacturing inventory levels will likely give a boost to today's data. it's hard to get a clear view of what's happening in housing.on the up-side for sellers, prices are up. so are conventional sales, more so than distressed sales. and building permits are up in boston, new york city, san francisco, austin, houston, oklahoma city and san jose.jed kolko of trulia says this is one lagging area of the recovery that is finally starting to pick up the pace. " construction is still running at about 40% below normal levels. so this boost in new building permits is good news for one area of the housing recovery that's taken longer to recover." on the flip side, permits are down in atlanta, phoenix, las vegas, sacramento, chicago and detroit. and pending home sales are down for the fifth straight month. its deja vu all over again in a corner of the subprime lending market...though this time its smal
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
for lost tax revenue. both banks say the lawsuit is baseless, and that each applicant was treated with the same objective criteria. 20 states are saying no to expanding medicaid under the affordable care act... and a new report shows-- it could costs those states billions. among them, texas which stands to lose nearly $10 billion dollars. according nbc some of the red states are taking a pass out of a desire for less government intervention. under the expansion, the government kick's in 100% of additional costs for medicaid the first 3 years. the aim is making certain low income american's have sufficient health coverage. mcdonald's posted advice on its employee resource website, that could be considered in "bad taste. the helpful hints included: for employees wondering how much to tip the massage therapist, pool cleaner or au pair over the holidays. we wonder how many mcdonald's employees, particularly those who marched thursday fighting to raise the minimum wage face these dilemmas? mcdonald's responded by deleting the guide which had been posted by a third-party provider.